The average person today likely has one of two mental images when they think of window shutters: old western films when people would shutter their windows during the big showdown and those plastic decorative pieces that just get attached to the side of the house for visual appeal. Most of us in this area don’t think about the value of real, working shutters. However, there is value to having working wood shutters, especially if you are doing home renovations on a historic home. Even if you’re not in a historic home, consider the benefits of updating your home’s outdated shutters.
Updating Your Home’s Outdated Shutters is an Easy Yet Cost-Effective Update
Replacing and updating old windows is often one of the first things people consider changing about their homes. However, window replacement can be a costly undertaking, and most people can not simply rush into the decision. Replacing shutters is an excellent way to update the look of the windows when you can’t commit to total window replacement. It achieves an updated look, and in the long run, shutters can even help protect and extend the life of the windows you have.
Match Shutters To Your Home’s Style
Depending on your home style, shutters may be an integral part of the look, and different home styles need different shutter styles. Over the years, your shutters may have been removed, replaced with plastic replicas, or even replaced with a different style of shutter. If you’re remodeling your home, now is a great time to make sure that your shutter styles match your home style.
Improve Insulation And Protection
Functional shutters protect your windows and your home. They offer insulation against extreme weather and they also provide privacy. You can have windows open and shutters closed to have ventilation without allowing people to look in. You can also use shutters to block excessive sunlight and limit UV damage.
Add Curb Appeal
Updating your shutters is a quick and easy way to give your home’s exterior a quick lift. Shutters that are worn out, faded or chipped, and sagging instantly make the whole front of your home look run down. Even if you can’t update the entire facade with new siding or paint, adding fresh, clean, new shutters can completely transform the look of your home. Passersby will notice the improvement even if they can’t pinpoint what changed, and your overall curb appeal can be immediately improved.
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